Bradley Mitchell was working at the local Motiva Enterprises refinery when a Bo-Mac Contractors crane operator smacked his truck with a load of beams.
Mitchell says he suffered head, neck and back injuries in the incident and is suing Motiva and Bo-Mac for failing to properly train its employees.
According to the plaintiff's personal injury lawsuit, filed with the Jefferson County District Court on Nov. 13, the incident occurred on Aug. 15, 2007.
In his suit, Mitchell alleges the defendants "placed inexperienced or incompetent workers at the work site" and "failed to warn (him) of the dangerous conditions."
He is suing for compensatory, actual and consequential damages, plus mental anguish, pain and court costs.
Mitchell is demanding a trial by jury and is represented by Caj Boatright of the Arnold & Itkin law farm.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D180-738